Rich Holly, dean of the NIU College of Visual and Performing Arts, welcomes the workshop participants to DeKalb.

Illinois museum professionals talk modern cultural heritage dilemmas at NIU

Current and future Illinois museum leaders held a professional development workshop to consider 21st century cultural heritage dilemmas and their impact on the museum community. The workshop, held April 16 on the NIU campus and at the Ellwood House Museum, was organized

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Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2013

More than 300 undergrads to show off research, artistry chops

More than 300 NIU students are making last-minute preparations before showcasing their ingenuity and artistry during the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke

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2014 Presidential Research Professors spread NIU’s reputation worldwide

A trio of researchers with international reputations in anthropology, biology and history has been designated as this year’s Presidential Research Professors. They are linguistic anthropologist Giovanni Bennardo, biologist Ana Calvo and historian Nancy M. Wingfield. “This award is highly competitive and represents

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Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2013

Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day planned April 22

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Approximately 350 current undergraduate students

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Nine world-class scholars to speak, mentor at NIU

NIU’s PI Academy for Research and Engagement will bring nine world-class scholars to campus next month for public presentations on their research efforts and to provide mentoring to select junior faculty. “These scholars represent a considerable amount of intellectual firepower, and another

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David Hurst Thomas

American Museum of Natural History curator to present free talks at NIU

How should archaeologists and museums handle Native American materials? Twenty-five years after the Native American Graves and Protection Repatriation Act, have Native American and scientific communities learned to work together? David Hurst Thomas, curator in the Anthropology Division at the American Museum

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